Now Is The Time To Develop Your Style With Patients Now Is The Time To Develop Your Style With Patients
The Medical Student’s Guide to Clinical Rotations The Medical Student’s Guide to Clinical Rotations
My Three Favorite Study Aids That Every Medical Student Should Have First Aid, Picmonic, Pathoma
Reflections After Finishing Second Year of Med School Reflections After Finishing Second Year of Med School

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Now Is The Time To Develop Your Style With Patients
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Now Is The Time To Develop Your Style With Patients

I’m thankful that my first rotation was family medicine out in Youngstown, Ohio. Youngstown is a small town halfway between Cleveland and Pittsburgh. Everything moves a little slower out there compared to what I’m used to in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Similarly, my family medicine rotation as a whole was slower […]

The Medical Student’s Guide to Clinical Rotations
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The Medical Student’s Guide to Clinical Rotations

With my third year of medical school coming to a close, here is what I wish I did differently, wish I knew beforehand, or figured out along the way during my core clinical rotations. Its nothing groundbreaking and you may have heard this before but it can’t hurt to hear […]

First Aid, Picmonic, Pathoma
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My Three Favorite Study Aids That Every Medical Student Should Have

First Aid, Picmonic, and Pathoma- my three favorite and most often used resources in medical school and while studying for USMLE step one

Step One

My Review of Step One Review Courses

The most highly requested topic about studying for step one has easily been which step one review course to use. The problem when giving advice about which course to use it that it is incredibly subjective. Choosing which step one review course to use is like choosing between mac or […]

Step One

From The Final To The Finale

Let’s take a look at your schedule for the next month. You just took your last mini at Ross and all that separates you from freedom is your CCSB exam, your fourth semester final, and the comp. Then you can finally go home and study for the step! Sounds amazing- […]

Step One

Preface

After passing step one, I’ve decided to write a series of posts that will encompass everything involved in studying for step one of the United States Medical Licensing Exam for fellow Ross University students. During my fourth semester on the island I felt lost in a sea of resources, conflicting […]

Reflections After Finishing Second Year of Med School
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Reflections After Finishing Second Year of Med School

As I walked home last night I glanced up at the evening sky of Dominica. Twinkling down at me was what seemed like a surprisingly bright star compared to all the rest. It couldn’t be a plane because planes very rarely fly over this Caribbean island. It seemed stationary so […]

Hope For Huntington’s Disease
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Hope For Huntington’s Disease

After decades-long research that began with neural plasticity in Songbirds, scientists at the University of Rochester Medical Center have demonstrated a breakthrough method of treating Huntington’s disease that gives hope for future generations. Huntington’s disease affects a specific section of the forebrain- the basal ganglia. The basal ganglia is a […]

See One, Do One, Teach One
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See One, Do One, Teach One

I have completed countless dissections in the anatomy lab and have observed even more through videos provided by Ross University. Like any diligent student I have studied anatomy by creating my own drawings, mnemonics, notecards, and through the ever popular rote memorization. This semester as an anatomy TA I have […]

My Work Ethic
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My Work Ethic

“There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do” –Derek Jeter I needed a break after taking my gastrointestinal & renal block exam. A weekend to relax would be amazing. An opportunity to let the thoughts that […]